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Andrew Hammond, G, OTT3/3/2015 11:28:00 PM
Description: Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond lost his first game of the season on Tuesday although it was a, 3-2, shootout loss to the Wild.
Insight: Hammond took over in net on Feb. 16 and promptly won his first five starts, leading Ottawa on a five-game winning streak. The Senators have picked up 16 points in their last 10 games to stay alive in the playoff race. If owners need goalie help, Hammond can provide some.
Matt Dumba, D, MIN3/3/2015 11:27:00 PM
Description: Wild defenseman Matt Dumba scored a pair of goals in Minnesota's, 3-2, shootout victory over the Senators on Tuesday.
Insight: Dumba was second on the team with five shots on net. He had just four goals coming into the game, so he isn't really fantasy relevant. Dumba now has six goals and four assists in 39 games this season.
Jonathan Bernier, G, TOR3/3/2015 11:25:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier was superb in Tuesday's, 3-2, victory over the Panthers
Insight: Bernier made 40 saves on 42 shots for a .952 save percentage. He is 19-19-5 this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G, MINHot3/3/2015 11:25:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk made 31 saves in Tuesday's, 3-2, shootout victory over the Senators.
Insight: Dubnyk has made 21 straight starts, a franchise record, but has not slowed down at all. He has allowed just nine goals in the last six games and is 16-3-1 since joining the Wild. Dubnyk is the waiver wire pickup of the season.
Roberto Luongo, G, FLA3/3/2015 11:23:00 PM
Description: In one of the most bizarre moments hockey fans have seen in recent memory, the Florida Panthers played musical chairs with their goaltenders on Tuesday.
Insight: Robert Luongo started the game but suffered an upper-body injury after taking a puck in the right shoulder and side of the head according to cbssports.com. He finished the first period, and backup Al Montoya replaced him to start the second. Montoya, however, was then injured 22 seconds into the third period on Toronto's game-tying goal. Montoya left for the dressing room, which left the Panthers with no goalie. Forwards Scottie Upshall and Derek MacKenzie were prepared to suit up and take the net, but after an 11-minute delay, Luongo came back to finish the game. The important thing is that for fantasy owners, Luongo stopped all 19 shots he faced Tuesday. For more on this crazy story, check out cbcsports.com.
Peter Holland, C, TOR3/3/2015 11:22:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Peter Holland scored the game-winning goal in the third period as Toronto defeated Florida, 3-2, on Tuesday.
Insight: Perhaps this victory will allow the Maple Leafs to forget about Phil Kessel ranting to the media and TSN posting a fan tweet joking about Joffrey Lupul sleeping with Dion Phaneuf's wife. Unlikely, though, as it's been a rough season in Toronto. The Maple Leafs scored two goals in the final period to erase a one-goal deficit versus the Panthers. Holland had 10 goals and 10 assists in 54 games this season.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM3/3/2015 11:21:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored his 36th goal of the season on Tuesday versus the Sabres.
Insight: Stamkos started the Tampa Bay scoring as they beat Buffalo, 3-0. He led the team with seven shots on net. In addition to 36 goals, Stamkos has 23 assists this season.
Andrei Vasilevskiy, G, TAM3/3/2015 11:18:00 PM
Description: Backup Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 28 shots he faced versus the Sabres on Tuesday.
Insight: It was Vasilevskiy's first shutout of the season. He is now 5-3-1 but doesn't get enough starts to be fantasy relevant besides occasionally in daily leagues.
Sergei Bobrovsky, G, CLB3/3/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was unimpressive in his return to the net on Tuesday.
Insight: Bobrovsky allowed four goals on 32 shots versus the Capitals. He was making his first start since Jan. 21. At this point, fantasy owners cannot expect much from Bobrovsky the rest of the season. Columbus has lost seven in a row, sit in last place in the Metropolitan Division, and Bobrovsky cannot stay healthy.
Nicklas Backstrom, C, WASHot3/3/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom and winger Alex Ovechkin continue to be a deadly combination as Backstrom assisted both of Ovechkin's goals on Tuesday.
Insight: Backstrom and Ovechkin are currently tied for the league lead with 67 points, but that seems to be changing by the hour. Still, it is very impressive that 65 games into the season two teammates have combined to score over 130 points. One of Backstrom's assists on Tuesday came on the power play.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, WASHot3/3/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Capitals star Alex Ovechkin continued his magical season as he scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, victory over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Insight: Ovechkin is proving to be the most valuable fantasy hockey player during the 2014-15 season. He leads the league in goals (43), and has improved his defense under new head coach Barry Trotz, which has resulted in a plus-12 rating. Ovechkin has continued to produce in penalty minutes (44), and is deadly on the power play. He added another goal on the man advantage Tuesday and leads the league with 19 power-play goals. At the moment, Ovechkin is also tied for the league lead in points (67), with his teammate Nicklas Backstrom.
Scott Hartnell, RW, CLB3/3/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets winger Scott Hartnell scored a pair of goals in the, 5-3, loss to the Capitals on Tuesday.
Insight: Hartnell was tied for the team lead with six shots on net. One of his goals on Tuesday came on the power play. Hartnell has 16 goals and 27 assists with 88 penalty minutes in 58 games this season.
Sean Couturier, C, PHI3/3/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Sean Couturier jump started a Philadelphia comeback that ultimately fell short versus the Flames on Tuesday.
Insight: Philadelphia trailed, 2-0, going into the third period, but tied the game with goals from Couturier and Mark Streit. Flames winger Jiri Hudler won the game in overtime. Couturier has 13 goals with 16 assists this season.
Karri Ramo, G, CAL3/3/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Flames netminder Karri Ramo broke his streak of allowing just one goal per game on Tuesday, but he did pick up the victory over the Flyers.
Insight: Ramo allowed two goals in the third period as Philadelphia tied the game at two, but Jiri Hudler won it in overtime for Calgary. Ramo has allowed just five goals in his last four starts, but he is 2-2-0 over that stretch.
Jiri Hudler, RW, CAL3/3/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Flames left winger Jiri Hudler had the game-winning goal in overtime and an assist in the, 3-2, victory over the Flyers on Tuesday.
Insight: Hudler scored the game-winner on even strength one minute and 23 seconds into overtime. Hudler also assisted Sean Monahan's first-period goal. Hudler has 20 goals and 30 assists in 60 games this season.
Mike Cammalleri, LW, NJD3/3/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Devils left wing Mike Cammalleri scored an empty-netter to seal Tuesday's, 3-1, victory over the Predators.
Insight: Mark Fraser assisted Cammalleri's goal. He has 24 goals and 10 assists in 52 games this season. Cammalleri leads the team in goals and points.
Mike Fisher, C, NAS3/3/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Predators center Mike Fisher scored his team's only goal in their loss to the Devils on Tuesday. Nashville has now lost four games in a row.
Insight: Fisher recorded four shots on net, which was third on the team. He scored on even strength in the second period. Fisher has 16 goals and 18 assists with a plus-12 rating in 44 games this season.
Cory Schneider, G, NJD3/3/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made 33 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Predators on Tuesday.
Insight: Schneider has allowed fewer than three goals in 15 of his last 17 games. He also has two shutouts over that span. Schneider is now 24-23-6 this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G, MINHot3/3/2015 8:08:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk will set a franchise record with his 21st straight start on Tuesday.
Insight: Who would have thought that Dubnyk versus Andrew Hammond of the Senators would be one of the best goaltender matchups of the night? Dubnyk is 15-3-1 and has allowed just 32 goals since being traded to Minnesota.
Braydon Coburn, D, TAM3/3/2015 8:06:00 PM
Description: Newly acquired Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn will play alongside Jason Garrison in his Tampa Bay debut on Tuesday.
Insight: Coburn and Garrison will be the Lightning's second defensive unit. Coburn had a goal, eight assists and a minus-one rating with Philadelphia this season, so he isn't fantasy relevant.
Anders Lindback, G, BUF3/3/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Sabres goalie Andres Lindback had a decent Buffalo debut, making 32 saves on 35 shots, but his team failed to score and lost, 3-0.
Insight: Buffalo recently acquired Lindback from the Dallas Stars. Lindback and Chad Johnson, the former Islanders' backup goaltender will likely split the starts moving forward, but it is not recommended to use either one. The Sabres have more than twice as many losses than victories.
Cam Talbot, G, NYR3/2/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers backup goaltender Cam Talbot continued to fill in nicely for the injured Henrik Lundqvist.
Insight: Talbot allowed just one goal and 26 total shots, and improved his record to 13-6-3 in a win Monday over Nashville. Talbot should be active everywhere until Lundqvist returns.
Pekka Rinne, G, NAS3/2/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne allowed three goals on Monday night.
Insight: He did so in a loss against the Rangers. Rinne is still having a remarkable season, and is now 35-11-3 overall.
Rick Nash, LW, NYR3/2/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Rangers winger Rick Nash scored a goal during Monday's win over the Predators.
Insight: Nash also managed four shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. He now has 38 goals, 59 points, and a plus-24 rating through 61 games. Chris Kreider, Dominic Moore, and Marc Staal also tallied for New York.
Matt Cullen, LW, NAS3/2/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Nashville forward Matt Cullen scored the team's lone goal during Monday's loss against the Rangers.
Insight: He also had two shots on goals and two penalty minutes as well. Cullen is not a relevant option, with seven goals and 20 points through 49 points this season.
Mark Giordano, D, CAL3/2/2015 7:01:00 PM
Description: Flames defenseman Mark Giordano will miss the remainder of the season.
Insight: He will undergo surgery on a torn biceps tendon and will need four-to-five months to recover. It is a devestating blow, as Giordano was second among defensemen, with 48 points.
Keith Yandle, D, NYR3/2/2015 6:38:00 PM
Description: Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle will make his team-debut on Monday night.
Insight: No surprise here. Look for Yandle to produce big numbers in New York.
Ryan Getzlaf, C, ANA3/1/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf hit the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season.
Insight: Getzlaf is a borderline top-30 option in standard leagues these days. However, after coming into the season as the sixth-ranked player, fantasy owners have expected a little more.
Corey Perry, RW, ANA3/1/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Ducks winger Corey Perry scored his 27th goal of the season on Sunday night.
Insight: Perry continues to produce for fantasy owners, however he actually has not lived up to expectations this season. After coming into 2014-15 as the third-ranked player, he is just a top-60 option at the moment.
Patrick Eaves, RW, DAL3/1/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Dallas winger Patrick Eaves returned to the lineup on Sunday, and scored a goal.
Insight: It was his first game since Feb. 13, and while it was nice for him to get the tally, Eaves can be left on the waiver wire, as he is barely a top-600 player.
James Reimer, G, TOR3/1/2015 9:43:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer allowed three goals during Sunday's loss against the Capitals.
Insight: Reimer faced 31 total shots, and lowered his record to 7-14-0. In no way should he be owned anywhere.
Braden Holtby, G, WAS3/1/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby recorded a shutout Sunday versus Toronto.
Insight: Holtby continued his stellar season by stopping all 29 shots on goal. He is now 30-15-9 overall.
Alex Ovechkin, RW, WAS3/1/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Capitals right winger Alex Ovechkin recorded three points during Sunday's victory over the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with six shots and a plus-two rating. Ovechkin is the running for fantasy MVP, with 41 goals, 65 points, 44 penalty minutes, and a plus-11 rating through 64 games.
Marc-Andre Fleury, G, PIT3/1/2015 8:14:00 PM
Description: Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury picked up another win on Sunday.
Insight: He defeated Columbus for his 29th victory of the season. Fleury is now 29-13-6 overall, and has been better than expected in 2014-15.
Curtis McElhinney, G, CLB3/1/2015 8:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney allowed five goals on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He faced 41 total shots in a loss to the Penguins, and is now 10-13-2 overall.
Evgeni Malkin, C, PIT3/1/2015 8:11:00 PM
Description: Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin finished with three points during Sunday's victory against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with six shots on goal. Malkin now has 26 goals, 64 points, and 60 penalty minutes through 57 games this season. Steve Downie, David Perron, and Derrick Pouliot also tallied for Pittsburgh.
Jaromir Jagr, RW, FLA3/1/2015 8:07:00 PM
Description: Panthers Right winger Jaromir Jagr gave the fans what they wanted to see on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: After going pointless in his Florida debut, Jagr recorded a goal and an assist, along with three shots on goal. He is worthy of a roster spot with 12 goals, 30 points, and 42 penalty minutes. Jagr will also continue to skate on the top line.
Anton Stralman, D, TAM3/1/2015 8:05:00 PM
Description: Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman recorded two points during Sunday's 4-3 loss against the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots, two penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Stralman now has five goals, 32 points, 22 penalty minutes, and a plus-21 rating through 64 games. Steven Stamkos and Tyler Johnson also scored for Tampa Bay.
Andrew Ladd, LW, WIN3/1/2015 8:00:00 PM
Description: Jets left wing Andrew Ladd a big game on Sunday afternoon.
Insight: He helped defeat the Kings by scoring twice, and also had seven shots, one penalty minute, and a plus-one rating. Ladd has had a big campaign, with 22 goals, 52 points, 67 penalty minutes, and a plus-14 rating through 64 games.
Jeff Carter, C, LOS3/1/2015 7:57:00 PM
Description: Kings center Jeff Carter scored both of the team's goals during Sunday's loss against the Jets.
Insight: Carter also had three shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the day. He now has 20 goals, 48 points, and 26 penalty minutes through 62 games.
Keith Yandle, D, NYR3/1/2015 7:38:00 PM
Description: The Rangers have acquired defenseman Keith Yandle from Arizona.
Insight: This is a massive deal, and will improve Yandle's fantasy value immediately. He already had four goals and 41 points this season but a poor minus-32 rating as well. His plus/minus ratio should improve right away. Anthony Duclair, John Moore, and draft picks went to the Coyotes.
Mark Giordano, D, CAL3/1/2015 3:19:00 PM
Description: The Calgary Flames have placed Mark Giordano on injured reserve due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Too bad. Giordano has 11 goals and 37 assists with a plus-13 rating this season, so he is a big loss for fantasy owners.
Brandon Dubinsky, C, CLB3/1/2015 1:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky is out indefinitely with a concussion according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Insight: Dubinsky suffered the concussion on Thursday. He did practice on Friday but didn't finish the practice. Dubinksy is worth dropping in redraft leagues if owners can find a better option.
Justin Fontaine, RW, MIN3/1/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Wild right wing Justin Fontaine scored a goal and an assist in the, 3-1, victory over the Avalanche on Saturday.
Insight: Fontaine assisted Erik Haula's goal in the first period and then Fontaine gave Minnesota the lead for good, scoring midway through the second period. Fontaine has eight goals and 14 assists with a plus-11 rating in 52 games this season.
Maxime Talbot, C, COL3/1/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Avalanche forward Maxime Talbot scored his team's only goal versus the Wild on Saturday as Colorado lost, 3-1.
Insight: Talbot tied the game at one less than two minutes into the second period, but Minnesota scored the final two goals of the game. Talbot has five goals and 10 assists in 63 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G, MIN3/1/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played excellent again, holding Colorado to just one goal in the, 3-1, victory on Saturday.
Insight: Dubnyk made 33 saves versus Colorado. In February, Dubnyk was 11-2-1 with a .939 save percentage and three shutouts. Since joining the Wild on Jan. 15, Dubnyk has five shutouts. He is perhaps the best fantasy hockey waiver wire pickup this season.
Paul Stastny, C, STL3/1/2015 10:08:00 AM
Description: Blues center Paul Stastny registered two points in a strong defensive battle versus the Oilers on Saturday.
Insight: Stastny assisted Dmitrij Jaskin's goal in the first period and then scored the game-winner in the third period. St. Louis won, 2-1. Stastny led the team with five shots on net. He has 12 goals and 24 assists with a plus-11 rating in 54 games this season.
Ben Scrivens, G, EDM3/1/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens turned in a solid effort on Saturday night, but he still didn't win as Edmonton dropped a close one to St. Louis, 2-1.
Insight: Edmonton tied the game at one with Justin Schultz's goal in the second period, but Paul Stastny scored the game-winner with a little over five minutes remaining in the third period. Scrivens stopped 25-of-27 shots and has actually stopped 58 of the last 61 shots he has faced. Scrivens, however, is just 12-20-7 this season with a 2.92 GAA and .898 save percentage.
Brian Elliott, G, STL3/1/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Blues goaltender Brian Elliott made 21 saves in the, 2-1, victory over the Oilers on Saturday.
Insight: Elliott stopped 21-of-22 shots from Edmonton. He is 20-9-2 with a 2.17 GAA and .922 save percentage this season.
Erik Karlsson, D, OTT3/1/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson scored a goal and an assist versus the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Karlsson scored both his points on the power play, notching the game in the second period and then assisting Mike Hoffman's goal. Ottawa came back to beat San Jose, 4-2. Karlsson has 15 goals and 32 assists in 60 games this season.
Patrick Marleau, C, SJS3/1/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Sharks center Patrick Marleau scored a goal in San Jose's loss to Ottawa on Saturday.
Insight: Marleau scored on the power play to give the Sharks a, 2-1, lead, but the Senators scored three unanswered goals in the final period to win, 4-2. Marleau has 14 goals and 31 assists but is also minus-16 in 63 games this season.
Mike Hoffman, LW, OTT3/1/2015 9:57:00 AM
Description: Senators left winger Mike Hoffman scored a pair of goals in the, 4-2, victory over the Sharks on Saturday.
Insight: Hoffman assisted Erik Karlsson's goal on the power play in the second period and then scored his pair of goals in the third. Hoffman's scores were on the power play and an empty-netter. He finished February with six goals and seven assists. Hoffman has 39 points on the season.
Steve Mason, G, PHI2/28/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason stood on his head at times as he beat the Rangers, 4-2, on Saturday.
Insight: Mason allowed a weird goal from outside the blue line seven seconds into the game, but it was disallowed. Philadelphia erased a, 2-1, deficit to take a, 3-2, lead early in the third period. Mason had to make 16 saves to keep the one goal margin. He is now 12-13-7 this season.
J.T. Miller, C, NYR2/28/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Rangers rookie center J.T. Miller had a very nice game against the Flyers on Saturday, scoring a goal with four shots on net.
Insight: Miller was tied for second on the team in shots. John Moore scored the other New York goal. The Rangers lost, 4-2. Miller has six goals and eight assists in 37 games this season.
Michael Del Zotto, D, PHI2/28/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored the game-winning goal in a highly-entertaining matchup between the Flyers and Rangers on Saturday night.
Insight: Philadelphia won, 4-2, with Del Zotto's goal coming shorthanded in the third period. He was plus-two in the game. Del Zotto has eight goals and 17 assists in 51 games this season.
David Desharnais, C, MON2/28/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Canadiens center David Desharnais scored a pair of goals in the, 4-0, victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Desharnais scored both of his goals in the final period as insurance. Not that Carey Price needed it, who has allowed more than two goals just once in his last 10 starts. Desharnais has 11 goals and 27 assists with a plus-22 rating this season.
Carey Price, G, MON2/28/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Canadiens goaltender Carey Price recorded his sixth shutout of the season with the, 4-0, victory over the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Price made 30 saves in the shutout over Toronto. Price went 8-1-1 in February with two shutouts. Over that span, Price allowed more than two goals just once.
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS2/28/2015 8:10:00 PM
Description: Bruins left wing Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist in the, 4-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Marchand scored in the first period and then assisted Patrice Bergeron's goal in the second period. Defenseman Zdeno Chara had a goal and an assist in the game as well. Marchand has 18 goals and 16 assists in 57 games this season.
Martin Erat, LW, ARI2/28/2015 8:08:00 PM
Description: Coyotes left wing Martin Erat scored Arizona's only goal as they lost, 4-1, to the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Insight: Erat scored in the third period to help Arizona avoid the shutout. He has nine goals and 20 assists in 61 games this season, but his minus-16 rating makes him nearly unownable in standard leagues.
Tuukka Rask, G, BOS2/28/2015 8:07:00 PM
Description: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask allowed just one goal in the, 4-1, victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: Rask made 31 saves in the victory. He is 25-16-9 and came into Saturday with a 2.37 GAA and .919 save percentage.
Justin Faulk, D, CAR2/28/2015 7:52:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes defensemen Justin Faulk scored on the power play versus the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: Faulk picked up the power-play goal and four shots on net, but he was minus-two in the game. He has 12 goals and 28 assists with a minus-16 rating in 61 games this season.
Johnny Boychuk, D, BOSHot2/28/2015 7:50:00 PM
Description: Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk registered two assists in the loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Insight: Boychuk has seven goals and 24 assists in 54 games this season. He also had a plus-16 rating.
Jay McClement, C, CAR2/28/2015 7:48:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes center Jay McClement scored a pair of goals in the victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: McClement scored in the first and second period. Carolina notched four second-period goals as they beat New York, 5-3. McClement has six goals and 12 assists in 61 games this season.
Travis Zajac, C, NJD2/28/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Devils center Travis Zajac scored an empty-net goal to seal the victory over the Blue Jackets, 2-0.
Insight: Zajac has 10 goals and 10 assists in 55 games this season.
Curtis McElhinney, G, CLB2/28/2015 7:39:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney made 17 saves on 18 shots versus the Devils, but it wasn't enough as Columbus lost, 2-0.
Insight: The final New Jersey goal was an empty-netter. McElhinney is 10-12-2 this season and came into the day with a 2.75 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Cory Schneider, G, NJD2/28/2015 7:37:00 PM
Description: Devils goal Cory Schneider made 33 saves to shut out the Blue Jackets on Saturday, 2-0.
Insight: This is Scheider's second shutout of the week and fourth of the season. He is 23-24-5 this season.
Jussi Jokinen, LW, FLA2/28/2015 7:35:00 PM
Description: Panthers winger Jussi Jokinen had three assists in the, 5-3, victory over the Sabres on Saturday.
Insight: Jokinen finished plus-two in the game, picking up one of the assists on the power play. Jokinen has six goals and 28 assists in 61 games this season.
Cody Hodgson, C, BUF2/28/2015 7:29:00 PM
Description: Sabres center Cody Hodgson scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Panthers.
Insight: Hodgson scored and assisted Andrej Meszaros' goal in the first period as the Sabres jumped out to a, 2-0, lead. Florida, however, scored three unanswered goals in the second period and then the final two goals to win, 5-3. Hodgson has four goals and seven assists in 59 games this season.
Brandon Pirri, C, FLA2/28/2015 7:27:00 PM
Description: Panthers center Brandon Pirri scored a pair of goals as Florida came back to defeat Buffalo, 5-3.
Insight: Pirri had a game-high nine shots on goal. That's more shots on net than Buffalo's entire team had in the second and third period combined. Pirri has 11 goals and two assists in 29 games this season.
Jonas Gustavsson, G, DET2/28/2015 7:20:00 PM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 37 saves in the, 4-3, victory over the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: Gustavsson allowed three goals, but Detroit came back to win in the third period. Gustavsson is 3-2-1 as the backup goaltender in the Motor City this season.
Pekka Rinne, G, NAS2/28/2015 7:19:00 PM
Description: Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne ends the month of February on a cold streak.
Insight: Rinne allowed four goals on Saturday versus the Red Wings to lose his second staight game for the second time this season. Rinne has lost four of his last five starts. All the sudden, the Vezina Trophy is not a sure thing for Rinne.
Niklas Kronwall, D, DET2/28/2015 7:11:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall had two assists and a plus-two rating in the, 4-3, victory over the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: Detroit scored two goals in the final period to comeback and win. Kronwall assisted both those goals, which were scored from Alexei Marchenko and Tomas Tatar. Tatar's goal came on the power play. Kronwall has seven goals and 30 assists in 61 games this season.
Scott Darling, G, CHI2/27/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling was not very sharp on Friday night.
Insight: He allowed four goals on 29 shots in a losing effort. Darling still has a winning record, at 6-3-0 overall.
Ben Bishop, G, TAM2/27/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped all 28 shots on goal to record a shutout on Friday night.
Insight: He defeated the blackhawks and looked comfortable all game long. Bishop is now 31-10-3 on the season.
Steven Stamkos, C, TAM2/27/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Lightning center Steven Stamkos scored twice during Friday's victory against Chicago.
Insight: Stamkos had a strong game, with seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating as well. He now has 34 goals and 57 points through 63 games. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan also tallied for Tampa Bay.
Jeff Skinner, LW, CAR2/27/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner scored a goal on Friday night.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Skinner has disappointed this season, with just 16 goals, 25 points, and a minus-15 rating through 55 games.
Braden Holtby, G, WAS2/27/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Capitals netminder Braden Holtby played well, but took the loss Friday versus Carolina.
Insight: Holtby allowed just two goals, but the Capitals were unable to solve Anton Khudobin. Holtby is now 29-15-9 overall.
Anton Khudobin, G, CAR2/27/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin posted a shutout Friday against the Capitals.
Insight: He stopped all 28 shots on goal and frustrated Washington all night. Khudobin is still not a relevant option, with a 7-11-3 record.
Ryan Strome, C, NYI2/27/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Islanders center Ryan Strome scored a goal during Friday's victory over the Flames.
Insight: Strome has had a great season, with 14 goals, 40 points, 39 penalty minutes, and a plus-21 rating through 63 games.
Josh Jooris, C, CAL2/27/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Flames center Josh Jooris scored a goal during Friday's loss against the Islanders.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Jooris now has 11 goals and 19 points through 45 games this season. He can be left on the wire.
Jordin Tootoo, RW, NJD2/27/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Devils winger Jordin Tootoo scored a goal during Friday's overtime loss versus Boston.
Insight: He tied the game in the third period to force overtime. Tootoo now has six goals and 10 points through 48 games this season. Tuomo Ruutu also lit the lamp for New Jersey.
Ryan Spooner, C, BOS2/27/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Bruins center Ryan Spooner's first career goal was a big one.
Insight: He netted the overtime winner to defeat the Devils on Friday night. It was the 35th game of Spooner's career. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored in regulation for Boston.
Mark Scheifele, C, WIN2/26/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Jets center Mark Scheifele scored a goal and had five shots on Thursday night.
Insight: Scheifele has produced nicely this season, with 10 goals, 35 points, and 22 penalty minutes through 63 games. He is worthy of a roster spot in standard leagues.
Patrik Berglund, C, STL2/26/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Blues center Patrik Berglund scored a goal on Thursday night.
Insight: Berglund is not much of a fantasy option, with just eight goals and 19 points through 57 games this season. He can be kept on the wire.
Jonathan Bernier, G, TOR2/26/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier was fantastic during Thursday's victory against the Flyers.
Insight: He faced 49 shots on goal and allowed only two to get past him. Bernier is still not a great fantasy option though, as he is now 18-18-5 on the season.
Tyler Bozak, C, TOR2/26/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak had a goal and an assist on Thursday night.
Insight: Bozak has been solid this season, with 17 goals and 39 points through 61 games. Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf also lit the lamp for Toronto.
Claude Giroux, C, PHI2/26/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded two points during Thursday's loss against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with six shots and two penalty minutes. Both points came on the power play, as Giroux leads the league with 31 power-play points. Brayden Schenn also scored for Philadelphia.
Roberto Luongo, G, FLA2/26/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo allowed two goals during Thursday's loss against the Blackhawks.
Insight: Luongo faced 28 shots on goal, fell to 22-16-11 on the season.
Corey Crawford, G, CHI2/26/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford pitched a shutout Thursday versus Florida.
Insight: He faced just 20 shots, and was not heavily tested. Crawford is now 24-14-4 on the season.
Brandon Saad, LW, CHI2/26/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Chicago left wing Brandon Saad notched two points during Thursday's win over the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-two rating. Saad now has 19 goals and 42 points through 62 games this season. Teuvo Teravainen and Jonathan Toews also tallied for Chicago.
Lee Stempniak, RW, NYR2/26/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Rangers right wing Lee Stempniak scored two goals, including the game-winner on Thursday versus Arizona.
Insight: The game-winner came with under three minutes left in the game. Stempniak now has nine goals and 18 points through 52 games. He can be left on the wire. Chris Kreider also lit the lamp twice for the Rangers.
Sam Gagner, C, ARI2/26/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Coyotes center Sam Gagner scored two goals during Thursday's loss against the Rangers.
Insight: It is nice to see that Gagner has 11 goals, 30 points and 22 penalty minutes, however his minus-22 rating is alarming through 61 games this season. Marc Arcobello also scored for Arizona.
Brandon Dubinsky, C, CLB2/26/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist during Thursday's loss versus Montreal.
Insight: Dubinsky has played well through 34 games this season, as he now has eight goals, 23 points, 37 penalty minutes, and a plus-nine rating overall.
Andrei Markov, D, MON2/26/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Montreal defenseman Andrei Markov recorded two points during Thursday's victory over the Blue Jackets.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and an impressive plus-five rating. Markov should be owned everywhere, with eight goals, 38 points, 26 penalty minutes, and a plus-13 rating through 61 games.
Jacob de la Rose, LW, MON2/26/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Canadiens defender Jacob de la Rose scored his first two NHL goals on Thursday night.
Insight: They both came in the third period, and one was an empty-netter. He will not be a relevant option this season, but is a nice sight nevertheless.
Torrey Mitchell, C, BUF2/26/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Buffalo center Torrey Mitchell scored twice during Thursday's victory against the Canucks.
Insight: Mitchell was also plus-four on the night, with two shots on goal. He can be left on the wire, as he has just four goals and 12 points through 50 games. Brian Flynn, Brian Gionta, Andrej Meszaros, and Chris Stewart also tallied for the Sabres.
Daniel Sedin, LW, VAN2/26/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin scored a goal during Thursday's loss versus Buffalo.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and minus-one rating on the night. Sedin now has 14 goals and 54 points through 61 games this season. Shawn Matthias, and Jannik Hansen also scored for Vancouver.
Rob Zepp, G, PHI2/26/2015 8:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers netminder Rob Zepp was pulled during the second period on Thursday night.
Insight: He allowed two goals on eight shots, and head coach Craig Berube decided to attempt to jumpstart the team. Steve Mason took over, and played for the first time since Feb. 8.
Steve Mason, G, PHI2/26/2015 5:44:00 PM
Description: Flyers goalie Steve Mason (knee) will back up Rob Zepp on Thursday night.
Insight: He has not played since Feb. 8, and will likely start Saturday's contest against the Rangers. The good news is all signs point to Mason being recovered from his injury.
Jaromir Jagr, RW, FLA2/26/2015 4:49:00 PM
Description: Right winger Jaromir Jagr has been traded to the Florida Panthers.
Insight: While many expected Jagr to be dealt before the deadline, the Panthers are definitely a surprise destination. Nevertheless Florida is just two points out of a playoff spot, and this acquisition only helps. Jagr has 11 goals and 29 points through 57 games this season.


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